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Southeast Asian nations torch US$1b of seized drugs

Southeast Asian nations torch US$1b of seized drugs

YANGON: Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly US$1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday (Jun 26), a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

British PM May to face fury of own MPs in battle to keep job

British PM May to face fury of own MPs in battle to keep job

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May's future was hanging in the balance on Monday (Jun 12) as she prepared for a showdown with angry MPs from her Conservative party following its disastrous performance in last week's election.

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Iran flies vegetables to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

Iran flies vegetables to Qatar amid concerns of shortages

TEHRAN: Iran has sent five cargo planes of vegetables to Qatar and is planning more deliveries, Iranian officials said amid concerns of shortages after Qatar's biggest suppliers severed ties with the import-dependent country.

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France vote final results: Macron centrists lead on 32.32%

France vote final results: Macron centrists lead on 32.32%

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party and its allies were headed for victory after Sunday's (Jun 11) first round parliamentary elections with 32.32 per cent of the vote, according to final results.

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British PM defies critics and vows to govern

British PM defies critics and vows to govern

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday (Jun 11) defied calls to resign and adopted a new slogan, "getting on with the job", after a catastrophic election performance.

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Defiant May vows to lead Britain to Brexit after UK election blow

Defiant May vows to lead Britain to Brexit after UK election blow

LONDON: Bloodied by an election gamble that backfired and triggered calls for her resignation, Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday stood by her vow to form Britain's next government and lead the country out of the European Union.

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EU fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock UK vote

EU fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after shock UK vote

BRUSSELS: European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing.

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British PM poised to win vote but lose majority

British PM poised to win vote but lose majority

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to win Britain's snap election but lose her parliamentary majority, a shock exit poll suggested on Thursday (Jun 8), in what would be a major blow for her leadership as Brexit talks loom.

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Eurozone growth hits 0.6% in first quarter of 2017

Eurozone growth hits 0.6% in first quarter of 2017

BRUSSELS: Growth in the eurozone accelerated in the first quarter of 2017 as the economy brushed off the unknowns of Brexit and fraught elections in France, data showed on Thursday (Jun 8).

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IMF's Greek compromise could break impasse on aid deal

IMF's Greek compromise could break impasse on aid deal

WASHINGTON: The IMF's proposed compromise on Greece raises hopes it will break a deadlock with Europe next week and open the way for the release of desperately needed funds for Athens, averting a renewed crisis in July.

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Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar 'regime change'

Gulf rivals not seeking Qatar 'regime change'

DUBAI: A senior Emirati official insisted on Wednesday that Gulf Arab states were not seeking regime change in Doha, as tensions built in a bitter feud between Qatar and its neighbours.

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Myanmar scours sea for 122 missing after plane disappears

Myanmar scours sea for 122 missing after plane disappears

YANGON: Myanmar's military was on Thursday (Jun 8) scouring the waves for more than 120 people missing after their plane vanished flying over the Andaman Sea.

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Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

Qatar must 'change policies': Saudi foreign minister

PARIS: Qatar must "change their policies" and stop supporting "extremist groups", the Saudi foreign minister said on Tuesday (Jun 6) in Paris, a day after his nation and its allies cut off ties with the Gulf state.

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Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row, then urges 'unity'

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump urged Gulf unity Tuesday (Jun 6) in remarks released just hours after he appeared to back Saudi Arabia and its regional allies' decision to sever ties with Qatar.

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Energy exports a lifeline for boycott-hit Qatar

Energy exports a lifeline for boycott-hit Qatar

KUWAIT CITY: A Saudi-led diplomatic and economic blockade against Qatar may threaten food imports, but the tiny emirate still has a lifeline through its gas and oil exports, experts said on Tuesday (Jun 6).

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Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

Polish taxi drivers protest against Uber

WARSAW: Two thousand Polish taxi drivers on Monday (Jun 5) snarled traffic in the capital Warsaw by driving at a snail's pace to protest against competitors including the controversial ride-sharing app Uber.

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